VOICES FOR THE FRONTLINES: My friends Leore Cashe and The Shirleys create a Benefit Concert For HIV/Aids in Africa

VOICES FOR THE FRONTLINES: My friends Leore Cashe and The Shirleys create a Benefit Concert For HIV/Aids in Africa


Cashe is an incredible singer of jazz, blues, gospel and inspirational
music.  I often listen to her when she performs a the Centre for
Spiritual Living on Sunday mornings, where she is music director. 
She is also performing the Motown Meltdown benefit for Shooting Stars Foundation.
She sent me this note:

I’m working with a group of Vancouver women musicians and vocalists who
have rallied together to celebrate International Women’s Day by producing
a benefit concert in support of women and children with HIV/AIDS in
After reading Stephen Lewis's book Race
Against Time
we felt compelled to put our good gifts to good work in
support of these brave women and children who desperately need our help. 
As written in ELLE magazine December 2005, “The story of AIDS in Africa is
one of the devastation of its women- but also of their incredible courage and
the depth of resilience they show in the face of total indifference from the
rest of the world.”
   The concert is now listed on the Stephen
Lewis Foundation website under Upcoming Events www.stephenlewisfoundation.og  

The Shirleys
are 7 sassy soulful acapella singing women, who can knock you dead with
a look and a harmony.  Karen Lee-Morlang is one of them, and a

The Shirleys performed at Gung
Haggis Fat Choy dinner this year for 2006, and Leore Cashe has teased
me why she hasn't been invited yet…  okay Leore – mark next year
on your calendar.

In Celebration of International
Women's Day
Voices For The
 A Benefit Concert for HIV/Aids in Africa

Friday March

St. Andrews-Wesley

100% of proceeds will be donated to
The Stephen Lewis Foundation allocated to SWAPOL

Mother of
, Leora Cashe, The Shirleys and St.
Wesley United Church are inviting you to join them in
celebration of International Women’s Day with a Benefit Concert For
HIV/Aids in Africa with all proceeds donated to the Stephen Lewis
Foundation. This inspirational evening of
music will be filled with rousing rhythms and glorious harmonies by some of
Vancouver’s best women musicians and vocalists.  You’ll hear the stunning acappella
sounds of the Shirleys, the swingin’
groove of jazz and blues by Mother of
 and the rich resounding voice of jazz and gospel
vocalist Leora Cashe as well as members of
Drum Prayers, modern dancer Jessica
and special guest African dancer Jackie
.  These dedicated and talented women are
donating their time, talent and treasure and offering a message of solidarity to
their sisters and children who are living with the devastating effects
HIV and Aids in Swaziland.

Tickets can be purchased through Festival Box Office
604-257-0366 sales@festivalboxoffice.com 
or through me. leora@leoracashe.com   For more information visit www.standrewswesleyunitedchurch.bc.ca    www.leoracashe.com  Thank

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